It’s a wonderful time of year to explore our countryside, the days are still warm, the grass a rich green and the leaves are just thinking about changing colour to russet reds and yellows.
Watch our new video then read on for inspirational ideas on how to make the most of our countryside!
From the hills of Cefn Bryn to the marshlands of North Gower, our diverse landscape means that there’s a new view around every corner! You can also savour the flavour of the countryside in our restaurants – now is the perfect season to try saltmarsh lamb – or pick some up from Swansea Market to take home.
Slow it right down and take a relaxing ramble along a lakeside path in the Lliw Valley – look out for the new sculpture trail. Or follow a woodland walk in Penllergare – pause to listen to the waterfall and watch for kingfishers along the bank. Instant calm.
Feeling more adventurous? Then the Gower Way is a challenging route to tick off your walking to-do list. In three sections, this takes you through the heart of Swansea Bay from Rural Swansea in the North to the westernmost tip of the Gower Peninsula – epic!
Horseriding and mountain biking are great ways to cover more ground or try climbing for an exhilarating activity rewarded by an amazing view! We’ve got the activity providers and the know-how – just bring yourself!
That all sounds like hungry work, and while the days can still be warm, the chillier evenings mean that cosying up in a country pub (complete with roaring fire), enjoying a guilt-free afternoon cream tea or just a hot chocolate with all the trimmings is definitely allowed – you’re on holiday after all!
Go on, spoil yourself, with a well-deserved autumn break before you start hearing Jingle Bells again!